SAVE THE DATE FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017:
2ND ANNUAL DON SHELTON MEMORIAL MINI GOLF CLASSIC
The PSWR Young Adult ministry is so excited to host the mini golf tournament again this year at Camelot Golfland in Anaheim, CA. Cost is $75 for a foursome. We are also opening up sponsorship opportunities for folks again this year to help keep costs low and raise money for young people across the PSWR ($500 for Food Sponsorship, $250 for a hole sponsorship – more information to come!). Last year we had over 100 people share the fun with friends and family! Mark your calendars to join us again for an afternoon of fun and fundraising!
new date for TRIP to israel-palestine: june 1-11, 2018
Thirteen young adults (ages 18 to 35) will be selected among applicants to travel to Israel/Palestine to experience the stories of the people in conflict. So much of what gets reported about the conflict by the America media is biased against the Palestinians. To the casual observer, it’s extremely difficult to not only identify the Palestinian plight but also break down the perpetuated stereotype against Islam, such as the notion that all Muslims are terrorists. The media’s polarized coverage lessens the impact of the human tragedy that is unfolding in the region: the suffering of the Palestinians and Israel’s continued oppression and human rights violation in the West Bank. First and foremost, we hope this trip will inspire our young adults to continue seeking the truth and recognize the systemic circle of violence that fuels the conflict. In addition, while we will encourage the participants to look closely at the two narratives and form their own conclusions, we hope that they will come back with the courage to speak out against Israeli aggression and demand justice for our Palestinian brothers and sisters.
Cost: $3600 per person (Scholarships available)
Support: The PSWR will continue to apply for financial assistance on the behalf of all accepted applicants. The goal is to reduce the cost for each participant in order to ensure everyone who is accepted can afford to travel on this trip! Each participant is encouraged to engage support from their local Disciples congregation and acquire sponsors from their communities.
thank you to all who supported yada day!
We were so excited that around 40 young people from around the region came to the Young Adult Disciples in Action (YADA) Day hosted by First Christian Church of North Hollywood. Our regional young adult representative, Janette Jara, did an amazing job organizing and decorating for the event, and several of our current XPLOR residents (and future XPLOR residents) pitched in to make it an awesome day of learning and fellowship. Shout out to the Tipsy Cow for their amazing sliders (and bacon wrapped blue cheese tater tots… whaaaaa?!?!?!) and to Sergio for the delicious tacos!!! Rev. Daphne Gascot Arias, Rev. Spencer Burke, and Halima Hudson were wonderful in delivering challenging and thought provoking workshops on how we can make a difference in the world. We hope to partner with the Young Adult Ministries at FCCNH again next year!